Cadwell Park – 18th-20th August – Sam Coventry Races for a New Team – Lloyd & Jones PR Racing
Sam Coventry, Di-Spark World-Class Machining & Lloyd and Jones PR Racing team arrived at Cadwell Park in a inspired mood after a difficult learning weekend at Thruxton.
Sam Coventry’s FP1 session kicked off well and he and the team had a new approach to FP1 which seemed to work well – starting off the weekend. Sam completed 13 laps and a best time of 1.32.2.
With different bike settings dialed in and Sam raring to go for FP2 he completed 15 laps and improved his lap time to a 1.31.5, ready for qualifying on Saturday – and with improved feeling from the bike…
Saturday came around and Sam was out for Qualifying at 12.20. The weather was looking iffy and at the start of the session Sam got out and put in his best time on his 2nd lap, by lap 4 the rain had started and the session was over as no one would improve their time. Sam qualified 17th overall but felt he could have done better given more familiarity with, what is a new bike and team for him. This will come in time.
In the race, Sam got away and was soon into 14th place, the safety car came out after an accident on the mountain and Sam was bunched up with a group. Following a good battle with Tunstall, Sam finished the race P13 and into the points. Sam was happy but felt that his pace was top 10 – something achievable given some slight improvements during qualifying.
A good weekend, with lots learned and ready to implement at the next round at Silverstone.
Di-Spark send best wishes & good luck to Sam Coventry for the Silverstone Race – let’s bring home a top ten finish!